Privacy Policy

Added on June 7, 2019

In order to improve the content and usability of (“Site”), the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment or its agent or contractor (“MOME”) automatically collects several categories of information from users. This information includes the following:

  1. The apparent Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) and/or your computer, if your computer has an IP address assigned directly to it.1
  2. The apparent Fully Qualified Domain Name (“Domain Name”) of your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) and/or your computer, if your computer has a domain name assigned directly to it.2
  3. The type of browser (such as, for example Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) used and the operating system resident on a user’s computer.
  4. The date and time a user visited the site.
  5. The web pages accessed at the site, as well as any applications used.
  6. The Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the site which a user visited prior to the Site (if detectable), if such user did not connect directly to the Site, or use it as a homepage or “Portal.”

MOME uses this information to identify site performance needs; to ensure compatibility with the technology used by Site’s visitors, and to generally add and improve services offered on the Site. In order to accomplish those goals, from time to time, MOME may conduct statistical analysis and social media analysis of the data it collects.

MOME does not collect data for commercial or marketing purposes,3 and MOME does not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute the data collected by the Site for commercial or marketing purposes.

Information Submitted to the Site

During a session on the Site, a user may affirmatively submit information to MOME by, among other means, electronic mail (“e-mail”) or filling in and submitting an on-line form. Such affirmatively submitted information is stored in a secure environment, and will be used by MOME in furtherance of its duties or obligations.

The purposes to which you affirmatively submitted information may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Helping MOME to inform the public about an event or service associated with New York Music Month;
  2. Keeping lists of parties interested in some issue or facet about which MOME anticipates issuing further information in the future.
  3. Sending informational updates and conducting outreach on topics such as, but not limited to, public events and services.
  4. Sharing information with other New York City agencies or offices or other government agencies for the limited purpose of facilitating services and benefits, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  5. Disclosure of such information pursuant to a request made under Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) or court order, if such information is not protected by federal, or state, or local law.4

MOME does not rent or sell personally identifiable information (e.g., information such as name, address, phone number, e-mail, etc., or other information that identifies or could lead to the identification of a user as a particular person), nor would MOME exchange or trade such information with third-parties without a user’s explicit permission.

MOME does not collect personally identifiable information about you during your visit to the Site unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to send us an e-mail or complete an on-line form. This choice will not impact your ability to take advantage of most features of the website, including browsing or downloading most publicly available information.

Security and Monitoring

The act of using the Site constitutes the user’s express consent to MOME’s monitoring of all uses of the system. If such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity or any other unauthorized use, system administration personnel may provide your information to law enforcement or other officials, as authorized or required by law.


Cookies are text files, or entries in larger files, utilized to distinguish between visitors to a website, and to track information during multiple visits to a website. MOME uses “temporary cookies”5 on some parts of the Site, and such temporary cookies expire upon the end of the browsing session. The Site generally, do not use “persistent cookies.”6

The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. Most Internet web browsers may be customized to reject cookies, to only accept or reject cookies by user intervention, or to delete cookies. Rejecting and/or removing cookies, however, may lead to loss of functionality on those, webpages requiring cookies to function fully.

Web Bugs (a/k/a Web Beacons)

The Site does not use web bugs7 on its web pages or in any html e-mail generated by use of the portal, or otherwise sent from the Site, for any purpose other than to identify site performance needs; to ensure compatibility with the technology used by the Site’s visitors, and to generally add and improve services offered on the Site.


No applications on the Site specifically solicit information from minors or seek to determine whether the visitor is a minor. Consequently, because such information will not be specifically identified as being from minors, users of the Site should be aware that personally identifiable information submitted to the Site by minors will be subject to being treated in the same manner as information given by an adult and may be subject to FOIL.

MOME strongly believes that parental supervision is an important factor in Internet use by minors. Therefore, MOME asks parents to guide their minor children when children are asked to provide any personal information online. MOME further asks that children ask for and receive their parent’s permission before providing any information online.

Third Party Links

The Site provides links to, and may be linked from, or to, other websites. The existence and/or provision of those links neither constitutes nor implies endorsement of the destination or departure website(s) or of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policy(ies), product(s), accessibility or privacy policy of said destination or departure website(s). Nor does any link between the Site and a third-party website imply sponsorship or such website, or the creator of such website.

Intellectual Property

The content of the Site’s webpages is copyrighted, and contains some third-party images/graphics that are used with permission. Users are notified, therefore, that one should presume the need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before reproducing or otherwise using images/graphics from this website.

For all inquiries regarding this Privacy Policy, please visit our contact page.

MOME reserves the right to revise and otherwise change the Privacy Policy at any time and without notice. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting, unless otherwise stated. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance thereof. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Privacy Policy.

  1. An IP address is a numeric value assigned to an Internet Service Provider, a computer network, an individual computer or router, or a firewall (collectively, “users”) so that other computers on the Internet may direct Internet message or other traffic to such users. Until the IP addressing system is changed, an IP address will take the form of XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, where the X’s are numbers between 1 and 9, and 0 for some positions.
  2. A Domain Name is an alphanumeric value that represents the plain language (English or such other local language as is relevant) translation of the IP address assigned to a specific user or collection of users. For example, if a user had an IP address of, the Domain Name that represented that address might be WWW.HOME.COM.
  3. Commercial and marketing purposes include, for the purposes of this policy, Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail (colloquially known as “SPAM” e-mail), targeted e-mail for the purpose of selling products, or the sale or exchange of personally identifiable information between parties that anticipate receiving value in exchange for such information.
  4. Pursuant to Article 6 of NYS Public Officers Law 87, certain categories of information may be exempt from such disclosure under FOIL including, but not limited to, records whose disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy under 89(2) of Article 6, or might endanger the life or safety of any person.
  5. Temporary or “Session Cookies” are cookie files that last or are valid only during an active communications connection, measured from beginning to end, between computer or applications (or some combination thereof) over a network.
  6. Persistent cookies are cookie files that remain upon a user’s hard drive until affirmatively removed, or until expired as provided for by a pre-set expiration date.
  7. A web bug is a clear, camouflaged or otherwise invisible graphics image format (“GIF”) file placed upon a web page or in hypertext markup language (“HTML”) e-mail and used to monitor who is reading a web page or the relevant email. Web bugs can also be used for other monitoring purposes such a profiling of the affected party.